SKYWALKING in Surrey: Taking The Treehouse to the treetops

When The Big Adventure Family were invited to try out the challenging treetop courses at ‘Skywalk Adventure’, we didn’t need to be asked twice. But there was one small problem…. infact two small problems…. you need to be a minimum of 8 years old to take part, and at only 4 years old and 7 […]

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The perfect festival for your outdoorsy family

Looking for a small, super-chilled, but active festival that you can enjoy with the kids? Look no further, we’ve found a total gem…… We really weren’t sure what to expect from the National Trust South-West Outdoor Festival – to be honest, I’m not even sure how I stumbled across it. But it looked like there […]

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MORE Farm Park fun in the sun

Scorchio. That’s the only way to describe this weekend. The UK heatwave has continued into almost its third week and this Sunday was the hottest day of the year so far at 32oC. Which is lovely. Except if you’re a rare breed of hairy goat or a shaggy-haired Highland Cattle. Yes, I did feel a […]

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The climbing bug

It was all about the camping when we booked it – just a nice place to go away as a large group, not too far away, and hang out in the sunshine and let the kids play. The fact that there was an indoor climbing wall and outdoor climbing tower at the campsite was an […]

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A rhino called Alan

As every parent of a toddler/small child can testify, there is a strong positive correlation between the amount of time since your first child was born, and the number of hours spent petting small animals at farm parks. It’s scientifically proven. Needless to say, we have visited a great many farm and wildlife parks in […]

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The Big Adventure Family just got bigger!

Welcome to the world….. Adventure Baby! Our gorgeous little Ella came hurtling into the world back in February and is already proving herself to be a hardy, adventurous soul. She is SUPER chilled. Loves her sleep. Loves food (milks obvs). And loves her big brother. And so far, it seems she loves camping! With three […]

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We failed but that’s OK

17 family campouts in 2017 – that was our plan. Alas, we only made it to 14. Nevertheless, that 14 involved a total of 33 nights spent camping in the Great Outdoors, across 10 counties and in two countries. We slept in tents, camper vans, Alpine mountain huts, and ecodpods; and experienced everything from torrential […]

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Awkies

You noticed right? That awkward silence. The fact that we weren’t here. That your favourite adventure family seemed to NOT be adventuring, or at least not telling anyone about it. The latter is closer to the truth. There HAVE been adventures, albeit after a rather lengthy gap (to be explained in a later blog). But […]

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Family, friends, fire, food and follies

Sometimes it’s easy to overlook what is right there in front of you. We spend a lot of time travelling, camping and adventuring far and wide across the UK (and indeed Europe) and yet right here under our very noses in Oxfordshire is some of the most spectacular scenery and amazing camping, which up until […]

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Alpine awesomeness

So as far as family campouts go, this was by far the coolest trip that we have completed. It totally blew our minds. And Oskar exceeded all our expectations of what a 3 year old is capable of. Read on if you want to find out about a more challenging, yet totally achievable family adventure […]

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